Archive - Jun 2012 - Obituary
Van Buren "V.B." Chism, 83, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 23, with his family by his side in Bryant.
V.B., as his friends and family called him, was born in Carden Bottom, Yell County, Ark., on Dec. 13, 1928.Â He was the son of Joseph Leonard and Rosie Belle Chism.
V.B. was retired from Jacuzzi Brothers Inc., where he was a tool and cutter grinder.Â He was an author and inventor.
Terri Welch, 41, of Haskell, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 22.Â She was born March 5, 1971, in Little Rock to James H. and Theresa (Payne) Welch.Â She graduated from Harmony Grove High School and was of the Christian faith.
She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Nickholas J. Welch and James Henry Welch; her grandfather, James E. Welch; and her grandmother, Eddie Payne.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmother, Mary Irene Welch; aunts, uncles, and many friends.
Josephine Ann "Josie" Gillen, 80, formerly of Benton, passed away peacefully on Sunday June 17, in Austin, Texas. She was born in Benton on Oct. 10, 1931, to Norma Styers Overton.
Josie was a loving mother and devoted to her family. She will be dearly missed by all blessed to have had her in their life.
She was preceded in death by her mother; her aunt and uncle, Doris "Sissy" and L.J. "Buster" White; another uncle, W. J. "Bill" Styers; and her grandparents, W.J. and Josephine Styers.Â Â
Connie Darlene Wilkerson Parish, 53, of Benton, passed away June 21.Â She was born Jan. 8, 1959, in Sheridan, to Fred and Aleece Wilkerson.Â
She was preceded in death by her father,her brothers, Bobby Threlkeld and Troy James; a sister, Cynthia Richardson; and her favorite cat, Midnight.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Parish of Benton; a daughter, Kristi Townsend of Benton; her mother, Aleece Goins, and her stepfather, Clomer Goins of Benton; a sister, Vickie Smith of Benton; and wo grandchildren, Breiana Fox and Nicholas McDaniel all of Benton.